Site Analysis & Concepts

Site Analysis & Concepts

I propose community housing for a mix of families, as well as 1 bedroom bungalows for older residents. The proposal carefully considers the adjacent existing high street and the connection between Denmark Road and Gleadless Road with a spacious communal green route through, creating a new hub for new and existing residents of Heeley. The faceted street front creates a connection between existing facades and extends the pavement substantially, creating a public space to wait, eat, meet, busk and perhaps even perform – these kind of passive spaces are severely lacking in Heeley. My main type of dwelling is a live-work unit with a shop unit on the ground floor which runs along Gleadless Road. The scheme is all about connections: connections between the new and the existing, the natural and manmade, and the earth and the sky. The cohousing scheme features a landscaped courtyard which choreographs a public route through past the existing grand substation on Denmark Road as well as a more private passage for the residents.

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